My husband and I bought this car just
before getting married. It has very
little rust (really, not any), and
other than the usual repairs like
brakes, battery, and tires, it has only
been in the shop once for a tune up (in
the 7th year) and had the water pump
replaced. The car has just under
200,000 miles and shows no signs of
leaving us yet. We plan on getting a
new car for my husband and keeping the
Acclaim around for the older kids and
a "kick around" car when needed.
No real favorite feature, other than
I did not like the body design, but it
did not bother my husband. Too boxy.
Car was great at 75,000 still good at
100,000 but has become a money pit ever
since...cracked head, left axle, timing
belt, water pump, thermostat, oil pan,
head gasket, plus the usual repairs.
Has 127,000 now and Im gonna sell this
car as fast as I can before something
else goes wrong.
Great Highway driving in this
car....when it runs
would love a console between the front
bucket seats....its just wasted space.
My folks got me this car 2.5 years ago
for commuting to school, and it's been
great. It has 122k miles on it now,
and the only major repair I've had to
have done was for a leaking a/c. It's
holding up great, although it only gets
about 20-22mpg, probably because I'm
doing mostly city driving. I love
driving this car, and I'm going to miss
it when it finally dies (which will
luckily probably be a while).
For its size, this car is quite roomy,
and I like that it sits high enough
that it's easy to get in & out of. I
also like the square-ish styling better
than the newer curvy ones.